Friday, August 29, 2008

linbaba

no silly, its not another orange-clad guy on the idiot box ... neither is he an exclusive India TV "khoj" , which are becoming eerily commonplace and have more than often fought it out for the prestigious ( not! ) "breaking news" half hour slot...but that's for another time...
linbaba is a euphemism for the protagonist of a piece of literature that's kept me hooked on for quite a few days now... yup, u probably guessed it.. SHANTARAM ..
To say the least, an amaazing book... one that made me sit on the edge of my seat at times and took me through the joys n sorrows of the author almost as if they were my own.

Na, i'm not really about to write a book review...i don't think i'll do justice to the book if i do...
wat i am going to write though, is this one passage that really got to me.. and i felt it answers a lot of questions..
So this one's for you mohit..

" You can't kill love. You can't even kill it with hate. You can kill in-love, and loving, and even loveliness. You can kill them all, or numb them into dense, leaden regret, but you can't kill love itself. Love is the passionate search for a truth other than your own; and once you feel it, honestly and completely, love is forever. Every act of love, every moment of the heart reaching out, is a part of the universal good; it's a part of God, or what we call God, and it can never die. "

Touche.

1 comment:

mohit said...

wow... its been such a long while...and I'm still in love with these lines.
siigh